We are delighted to have Melanie Wright as Artist in Residence at The British Racing School.
The residency project will allow her to spend part of each month, in Newmarket, based at The BRS, painting a range of subjects from this historic centre of flat racing. It starts this month and will continue over the next 16 months, culminating in an exhibition towards the end of 2019.
Melanie said “It presents a wonderful opportunity for me to explore artistically, the many visually interesting aspects of the flat racing world and focus on building a body of artwork that will encapsulate my experience there. The scale and concentration of the horse racing business in the town is awesome, with over 60 resident trainers and over 6000 horses in training. I shall be spoilt for choice and the challenge is more going to be choosing the locations and subjects from such a large pool of inspiration!”
Keep up to date with Melanie’s work by reading her Blog posts below.
THE EXHIBITION IN MAY 2020
The paintings, drawings and sketches from the two year residency at Newmarket will be featured in a large solo exhibition of my equestrian paintings booked in Spring, 2020. I look forward to seeing my works displayed together as a whole project and to welcoming you at the private view. Date for the PV evening to be confirmed. And invitations will be sent out in due course.
23 Grafton St
London W1S 4EY
May 21st to June 4th.
Monday to Saturday 11am – 5pm.
Details on the gallery website.